Through the generous support of the Happy White Endowment for the Arts, visiting artists spend several days to a week working with students in different visual art media.
Maxwell Van Pelt
Maxwell Van Pelt is a painter, sculptor, and installation artist based in Providence, RI. Max's work draws a language of abstraction to realize meaning through the acts and processes of making. His curiosity about the meaning and fabrication of objects lies in how sometimes, by means of implicit logic and little more, a set of unfolding relationships can lead eye and heart towards a final form – a vital remnant of attention and intention, of time, place, person, and culture. The resulting works are optimistic places, where divergent attitudes, appearances, and forces have a tendency to converge and resolve in the necessities of cohabitation. The participation of a viewer allows these visual expressions to become specific and personal – the production richest in its potential not just to represent ideas, but to evoke them with frequency: regularly, and in appropriate tones.